Rise Against at The Roseland Ballroom
Oct17

Rise Against at The Roseland Ballroom

Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, Gaslight Anthem Roseland Ballroom, NYC October 13, 2008 View Photolog on Flickr It’s been a few years since melodic hardcore giants Rise Against played Manhattan and the hipster saturated island has been starving for some decent rock & roll. Luckily, the Chicago-based quartet brought a healthy dose of adrenaline-charged punk rock along with a nice medley of opening bands to fatten up the...

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Bouncing Souls & Sick of it All at Terminal 5
Sep20

Bouncing Souls & Sick of it All at Terminal 5

Bouncing Souls, Sick of it All, Grey Area September 19, 2008 Terminal 5 Click to see full SOIA photolog on FLICKR I’ve seen the Bouncing Souls a couple a dozen times since 1994 and it’s always been kind of hit or miss. Some times they rock, and sometimes they just kind of stand there and play their instruments. Last night at Terminal 5 in New York, they kicked my ass all over the theater. First up was Grey Area. I assumed...

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H2O “Nothing to Prove”
May18

H2O “Nothing to Prove”

H2O “Nothing To Prove” Bridge 9 Records H2O have returned after a very long hiatus and their fans couldn’t be luckier. Clocking in at just under 30 minutes, “Nothing to Prove” is a potent melding of power punk and mid-90s hardcore, lacking any macho posturing and soaked with infectiously catchy tunes. H2O have never been known as a traditional hardcore act, eschewing the cookie monster vocals favored by...

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